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All weather/winter tire for Model Y Performance - Alternatives to Nokian WRG4 and Micheline Cross Climate

I just pulled the trigger on a Model Y Performance to replace my Model S. I'm trying to figure out what to do for tires.

In the recent past I've used Michelin Cross Climate (on my Model 3) and Nokian WRG3 (on the outgoing Model S) and liked both of them. Where I am in Boston, I don't think the roads are bad enough to warrant a full blown winter tire like a Hakka R3 (which I have used in the past). I like an all weather type tire that does well enough in the snow but maintains good performance in the more usual cold dry and wet (but not a foot of powder) winter conditions.

Unfortunately, it looks like Michelin and Nokian don't offer those (Cross Climate 2 and WRG4) in the right size for the Tesla Y Performance. Any recommendations for what to get instead? Thanks
 

Mulkogi

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Im about to order 245/55r19 falken wildpeak a/t tires. Got no mods whatsoever on the car just factory geminis. I would love to have a way to know if it truly fits but looks like no one really tested this. All it needs is to clear the front wheel knuckle. I’ll update with results
 
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Mulkogi

#teamblue
May 11, 2021
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Ended up getting 235/55 because of the load rating and brought it test fit. Surprisingly it as wide as the oem conti 255/45s. I thought it was gonna look stretched and weird but it looks fine. Keeping the oem continentals just in case i change my mind. Will go on a test drive this weekend. Bonus photo of the last time the undercarriage is clean since I’ll be going places with these tires.
 

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I decided on the CrossClimate2 255/45R20. Slightly bigger than stock 20" Tesla tires but there are other mentions of that size on the forum that say it fits with no issues. Car comes on Friday so I have not actually tested it out yet.
So far, so good. Put the new wheels and tires (CrossClimate2 255/45R20) on today and drove about 20 miles. Everything seems good. Ready for snow.
 

Corndart

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Oct 11, 2021
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Where do you guys get the wheels? It seems to be out of stock everywhere :( I placed order couple of days ago on TireRack and they say it will be here Dec 27 :( well after coupe of snow storms here Northeast
In no particular order, and only of use to folks in the US really:

Craigslist take-offs from someone that has upgraded to another wheel (e.g. look for the Gemini's)
Martian Wheels - Premium parts and accessories for Tesla vehicles – Martian Wheels
T Sports Online - Tesla Model Y Wheels
Canadian Replika R241's e.g. - WheelWiz | Search results for: 'Replika R241'

You're unfortunately behind the curve when it comes to sorting this out and availability is going to be poor for both wheels and tires, even pre-Covid. The time to lock down winter plans would be June/July/Aug, not when inclement weather is already here.
 
Glad you found a solution but am slightly confused about MYP and "stock 20" tires". Did you take off the staggered 21 OEM's and put on a different wheel? Which one?
Yes, took off the 21" wheels and replaced with TSW wheels (20x8.5 +40 offset) from an online retailer. Inventory was low, some retailers we're out of stock, carid.com had enough.
 
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